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Open water swimming can often be a tricky business. So many times I've spoken to people who perform well in the pool, yet they just can't 'produce the goods' on race day, in particular when swimming open water.  When you consider the fact that the swim comes first in a triathlon event, making sure you get off to a good start is critical to get you into a positive frame of mind. If you have a poor swim, you've got the rest of the event to regret it, which won't help your bike and run performance. To those people who...

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Most people have an idea of what they are going to take during an Ironman competition for hydration and fueling. From our experience, you should have a base plan for both bike and run, but you also need to be flexible. There will be times during the marathon when you just can't stomach another gel or another bottle of energy drink. At those points you should just go for whatever you feel like at that time to get you through. However, you do need to start with a plan and there's a good chance that the plan will get you...

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Pacing is critical for your Ironman performance and it's fair to say, you can't predict how well your racing is going to do end until 13 miles in the marathon. How you ride the cycle section will determine whether you run or walk the marathon so it's critical that you get it right. If you ride too hard you will burn too much carbohydrate, lose too much fluid and your nutrition plan will have minimal impact. The issue with riding too hard on the bike is that the effort required to go faster is exponential. By that, I mean that...

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If you've entered a major event this summer, I'm sure you've already started to think about 'what time' is achievable. Maybe you're running a marathon, an ultra event or taking part in an Ironman triathlon, but at some point, you've probably considered a finish time you would like to achieve, should everything go to plan. Your finish time is the 'OUTCOME' but you must be careful not to allow that outcome to dictate your race strategy on the day of the event. You will have already started to put together a PROCESS which you will follow, in terms of pacing...

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